Tag Archives: self-help

Upgrading You – The Talk

The six realm journey meditation

On September 5th, a small private group of members met by phone for an hour to talk about upgrading one’s self. Here’s that talk:

Brief Overview 

The traditional lines that in the past have separated healing, self help and Law of Attraction have begun to blur. We have thought of self help as mainly for relationships and finances, while healing seemed more geared toward fixing our body or un-glitching our emotions.

Modern Slavery

Modern Slavery

There’s nothing of so infinite vexation As man’s  own thoughts. 
~ John Webster, The White Devil

I hope you’re ready to get pissed off. The other day I saw a graphic on facebook which said:

Modern Slaves Are Not in Chains, They’re in Debt.

And it appeared that most of those leaving comments were unhesitatingly agreeing with the idea. This little “truism,” however, snagged my attention because of the uneasy feeling it gave me.

Reality’s Wrapper

Hey! That’s not Self Help … Is It?

Usually the ideas for my blog posts are centered on helping folks get themselves through life a little better, a little easier, a little more happily. But occasionally something flits into my head that’s totally off the wall. In those cases, I generally just play with the idea but keep it to myself because it’s off topic – way off.

Once in a great while, though, a concept comes (and there it sits) but some of the words needed to describe it just don’t exist, not exactly, not yet. What you’ll read below, however, keeps coming back, increasingly insistent, as if it really wants out.

Putting in Stars

Dreaming of Success

Maybe you want more… Tony did. Little Tony was born “in the wrong neighborhood” to relatively poor, working class parents who couldn’t afford to send him to college.

But even as a child, little Tony ached and yearned to amount to something, to be really big in the world. His grades weren’t all that special, but he had one burning desire. He wanted to be a big success.

Everything ALWAYS Works Right

Failing Takes a Lot of Effort

“Son,” my Dad would say, “You could screw up a one-man funeral.” I don’t know how many thousands of times my father told me that while I was growing up, but it soaked in pretty deeply.

By the time I reached adulthood, I was convinced; nothing would ever work right for me; if there was a way to mess things up, I’d always find it. That was just a fact of my existence: I was a screwup.

Comfort Zone Discomfort

If This Is My Comfort Zone, Why’m I So Uncomfortable?

I’m going to stick up my hand and ask a dumb question here: Why does everybody call it a “comfort zone”?

We’re always hearing psychologists, psychiatrists, ministers, teachers, inspirational writers and speakers talking about comfort zones. We’re too comfortable, they say. If we want to make progress, they say, we’ve got to be willing to move out of our comfort zone.